Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos has paid tribute to Steven Gerrard after winning his place back in the Colombia squad.
Manager Carlos Quieroz named Morelos in his squad for the friendly games against Chile and Algeria over the international break.
The 23-year-old has been in sparkling form this season, with 14 goals in 18 games, and that’s got him back on the big stage for his country after missing the squad for the last eight games over the summer.
Morelos has won three caps for Colombia but hasn’t found the net yet.
In an interview after arriving at the Colombia training base, as quoted by the Daily Record, Morelos said, “I’ve spoken a lot to Steven Gerrard this season. It’s thanks to him that I am here. He’s just a good man-manager and a great coach.”
So far, so good, but Morelos also risked annoying Rangers fans with another invitation to Premier League clubs to come and get him.
It’s been no secret that he harbours a big desire to play in the top flight south of the border, but we’re not sure we want to keep hearing it.
“Things have gone really well for me at Rangers this season. I’ve scored in just about every game for them.
“It’s not a secret that I admire the English Premier League. I have to keep scoring goals for Rangers if I am ever to get a chance of moving to a club there.”
There’s a real feeling that with Morelos and Jermain Defoe scoring freely this season – Defoe has nine goals, and six in six in the Premiership – that Gerrard’s side can finally beat Celtic to the title.
Rangers are currently top of the league after thumping Hamilton 5-0.
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